Near Biggar, LanarkshireGuest Rating
Windgill Cottage is located on Birthwood Farm in the high hills bordering Lanarkshire and Peeblesshire just 3 miles from the village of Coulter (with good restaurant) and 7 miles from Biggar (restaurants, shops and interesting museums).
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It is one of the most sought-after cottages in the south of Scotland, tucked away all on its own in glorious hill country at the side of a very quiet farm road (tarmac) that leads only to a reservoir.
This traditional stone-built, comfortably but simply furnished, former shepherd's cottage is approached via a small bridge over a stream at its front and with high rounded green hills rising in tiers at its rear. It has a devoted band of followers who return year after year and it is one which will have great appeal to those who really value peace and privacy and enjoy the great outdoors.
The sitting room with its open fire makes a cosy retreat for unwinding at the end of a busy day, perhaps with a restorative glass of Scotch. From the window you can enjoy an uninterrupted view of unspoilt hill country without a house in sight and many visitors choose to stay-put, unwinding with their feet up by the open fire. There is also a spacious and modern fitted kitchen with all necessary appliances.
All on one level, there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, that are both neatly furnished and very comfortable. A shower room completes that accommodation.
Easily accessible from the fast M74, it is convenient for excursions to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Moffat and Peebles - all about 45 minutes by car (and then quickly to points further north and west).
There is excellent walking from the cottage, fishing on the River Clyde (permits available), four good golf courses within easy radius and fine bird-watching.
The nearest town of any size to the cottage is Biggar, which is a very charming market town with a broad main street and many excellent independent shops and good eating places. It also has a rather unique puppet theatre, which children in particular will love. A few miles to the west of Biggar is Lanark, another most attractive town with all facilities, including a famous livestock market and even a horse hotel!
Lanark’s other claim to fame is of course the World Heritage Site at New Lanark, the site of 19th century social reformer Robert Owen’s model village.
Situated on the Clyde, the Falls of Clyde are just a short stroll above the village, this social experiment has been wonderfully preserved and you can visit not only the mills (where you take a journey of discovery led by the ghost of mill worker Annie McLeod), but also the village store, schoolroom and Robert Owen’s own house. With lots of hands-on things to do, it makes for an unforgettable day out for all ages.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting/Dining room with multi fuel stove, TV/DVD, CD/Radio/Cassette player.
Kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine etc.
Room with shower WC and Basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. Electricity is payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and multi-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% - w/c 19 Aug 17 From 19/08/2017 to 25/08/2017
- Save 15% - w/c 26 Aug 17 From 26/08/2017 to 01/09/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£495.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£425.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£325.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£425.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£295.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£495.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£495.00|
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|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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The cottage is definitely unique!
Be glad there is no Wi-Fi, no telephone and sometimes little TV reception. And the...
Lekker rustig, zeer landelijk. Schapen in de wei, vogelnesten alom, elke avond bezoek van een fazant en van konijnen.
Beautifull location, between the glens and sheep. Negative: very damp, not a good place for astma-patients. Very friendl...
Thanks for your comments. It is a shame that you hadn’t let us know that a member of your party was asthmatic as the own...Read More
lovely cottage in idyllic location on its own, surrounded by hills (and sheep!), close to beautiful reservoir and woodla...Read More
Lovely location - very homely
'Wonderful cottage. The most peaceful, beautiful and private place I have visited. Will be returning many times to come.'
'Fabulous! Very relaxing, well-equipped, very private - we all hope to return.'
'Lovely welcome and a great cottage. Walks from cottage with sightings of buzzards, kestrels and heron.'
'Well equipped cottage in a beautiful situation.'